How to use vlanID during installation of proxmox

Daxcor

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I want to have my proxmox hosts use a specific vlan during the installation process. Is this possible? The screen shot doesn't look like that is something I can add. Is there another way to accomplish this?


thanks
 
Hi,
you will have to configure VLAN tags after the initial installation. Since you install from the ISO installer, there is no need to be connected to the network during installation anyway and you can adapt the /etc/network/interfaces accoriding to your needs afterwards.

For a typical VLAN setup see https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Network_Configuration#sysadmin_network_vlan
 
You mean as option to set VLAN tags for the host interface configuration during installation? Not sure how niece/requested such a feature might be but you are free to open a feature request at https://bugzilla.proxmox.com/.
 
With the influx of organizations migrating from VMware to Proxmox, ESXi already offers this option during installation. Offering this option will be one less friction pain point.
 
This would only help me to a limited extent, I no longer use hypervisors without LACP, which means that in addition to setting a VLAN ID, it would also be necessary to create a LACP. Ultimately, this would only be of use to me for the initial setup. There would also be further work to be done, as I may have to adapt MTU etc.

The way I currently handle it is to pack a network configuration into an ISO file and then mount this image on the server. So I can copy the config and adjust the relevant parts.

Personally, I'm currently rather unsure whether the feature will actually be useful for the general users or not. This would save me perhaps 2 minutes of work, which would only occur once in 5 years. Nevertheless, the implementation would be a one-time effort and would probably require little maintenance.

JM2C
 

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